Poll: Obamacare Support Is...Rising?

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Feb 22, 2017 8:30 AM
Poll: Obamacare Support Is...Rising?

As Obamacare repeal efforts are underway by Republicans, it seems the 2010 health law is becoming more popular.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult survey, voters are now evenly split in their support of the law, with 45 percent of registered voters approving of President Obama’s signature health law and 45 percent disapproving.

The percentage of voters approving of the law is higher than it was in early January, before President Trump took office, when 41 percent of voters supported Obamacare and 52 percent disapproved.

"As the threat of the Affordable Care Act’s repeal has moved from notional to concrete, our weekly polling has shown an uptick in the law’s popularity, and fewer voters support repealing the law,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer, reports Politico.

The new poll also finds that only 12 percent of respondents want the Trump administration to keep the law in place as is and 24 percent want it repealed entirely. But another 27 percent want the administration to repeal parts of the law and 26 percent want to expand the existing law.

Voters are also split on their views of Trump and his presidency thus far. Forty-eight percent of voters approve of the president and 45 percent disapprove.

The poll of 2,013 registered voters was conducted from Feb. 16 to 19 and has a margin of error of 2 percent.

President Trump said last week that a plan to replace Obamacare will come “in a couple of weeks.”

"Just so you understand, our plan will be much better healthcare at a much lower cost," he said at a Florida rally. "OK? Nothing to complain about."